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Nissan GT-R Nismo breaks world record, but for what?

Nissan may well have broken a world record with its iconic GT-R, following the release of a short teaser clip. But we have no idea what record it is exactly.

Nissan GT-R Nismo world record

The clip, released by Nissan’s Middle Eastern arm, features a Nismo-tuned R35 GT-R, suggesting its latest creation is the fastest yet: “Breaking new world records”. For now however, Nissan is playing its cards close to its chest, building up anticipation.

For those who can’t remember, the GT-R is no stranger to breaking records, having set a new production car world record at the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife. Back in 2013 the GT-R Nismo set a time of 7:08.6. The regular GT-R is also the quickest road-going four-seat production car across 0-100km/h, with a claimed time of 2.7 seconds.

The 2016 Nissan GT-R Nismo is powered by a twin-turbocharged V6 powertrain, throwing 450kW to all four wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Highlights of the Nismo-tuned GT-R include even sportier suspension, a carbon fibre bodykit, and 20-inch forged aluminium wheels wrapped in Dunlop Sports Maxx GT600 ultra rubber. Check out the video below to see what you make of it. More details are expected soon.

Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.